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2016 Events

We have a great series of events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

July 2016


The Find Waldo Local Campaign begins on Friday, July 1, at White Birch Books and other locally owned businesses across the nation. The event, sponsored by Candlewick Press, leads participants on a scavenger hunt through their towns’ business districts on a search for the elusive, red-and-white-stripe wearing picture book character.

The campaign, which is co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, aims to promote the value of shopping locally through fun activities involving the bespectacled character created by British illustrator Martin Handford in his popular Where’s Waldo? series. Inspired by the first successful Waldo scavenger hunt hosted by Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Candlewick — Handford’s U.S. publisher — launched the month-long Find Waldo Local campaign five years ago.

This year, as in the past, shoppers who spot Waldo at participating local businesses in July become eligible for prizes throughout the month. The celebration then concludes with a closing ceremony or wrap-up party at White Birch Books at the end of the month. Participants will get a “bingo” card with all of the participating businesses listed and can get started from the bookstore. Once we get closer to July 1st we will start listing all of our fellow businesses on our website and FB page. We will be posting photos of where he is in town on our website, FB and Twitter throughout the month. It’s a great way to visit some of our local businesses in a really fun way!

Where We Spend Shapes Where We Live—CHOOSE LOCAL!       

AUTHOR EVENING with Barry Jandebeur, author of AT THE HANDS OF OTHERS  

AUTHOR EVENING with Barry Jandebeur, author of AT THE HANDS OF OTHERS
Tuesday, August 16th at 6:30 pm

Join us at the bookstore for an evening with author, Barry Jandebeur, who will be discussing and signing his novel, At the Hand of Others. We are working with the Bartlett Library for this event and they will be providing snacks and beverages for all who attend.

When a 67 year old man finds himself dumped in the northern Maine woods like a bag of trash, but otherwise not hurt, he has no idea how he got there, who he is or what was done to him. Not knowing his name he calls himself Jonathan. Mindful that whoever did this to him may return, he begins a cautious journey to discover himself. A series of connected encounters with others provide his well-being and the eventual path that reveals not only who he is, but much more.

Barry S. Jandebeur was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and traveled
the world as the son of a U.S. Naval officer. He left home and came to Maine at the age of 16. After a tour in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, he returned to marry his high school sweetheart.
Barry graduated from The University of Southern Maine with honors in English. He and his wife live in southern Maine where they raised their two daughters.

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Jennifer Vaughn, author of THROW AWAY GIRLS  

Saturday, September 3rd, 2-4pm
AUTHOR AFTERNOON with Jennifer Vaughn, author of THROW AWAY GIRLS

Join us at the bookstore for an afternoon with author, Jennifer Vaughn, who will be discussing her latest novel in her Jaycee Wilder Series, THROW AWAY GIRLS.

Hard-charging, insightful, and ambitious, Jaycee Wilder wants to take her TV news career to the next level. The Los Angeles reporter is hungry for the big story. When dead girls begin to pile up at seedy nightclubs that cater to whimsical, fetish-seeking strangers, Jaycee suspects a serial killer is at work.

Jennifer Vaughn is an Emmy nominated, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press award-winning television news anchor for ABC affiliate, WMUR-TV, in Manchester, New Hampshire. She has contributed to internationally television presidential debates alongside CNN, ABC News, and Fox News, and has interviewed every sitting president and presidential candidate since 1999.

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The Finest Hours:  

Thursday, October 27th, 7pm

This year’s book for One Book One Valley will be The Finest Hours:

The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
Author Michael Tougias will speak and answer questions at Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School. The program will be followed by a book signing.

Our vision: Imagine if folks throughout Mount Washington Valley read the same book. Then talked about it. And THEN got to come together to meet the author at a special valley-wide event. One Book One Valley is successful because of you, the individual reader, and YOU, our community of readers, coming together.

The book describes the simultaneous rescue missions for two oil tankers, each of which split in two during a severe winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. It is a fast-paced, thrilling read, and it comes in a young reader’s version as well as the original adult edition. A feature film based on the book was released in theaters in January 2016.


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